you're welcome to come hunt with us in HC
I'm on with two others every night and we currently have HC at all levels 40 and below so you could start one up and level along with us and we could use a barbarian
This ilevel 36 wand adds to Magic Missile or energy twister damage
This ilevel 63 wand has similar attributes
No legendary axe does anything like that
I mean, one could choose to use The Butcher's Sickle if it had a better roll than a wand but that'd be a poor decision for a wizard unless you liked proc'ing a special that drags enemies toward you! Sky Splitter's chance to smite an enemy won't even proc on a ranged character so, again, while the dps might roll higher it wouldn't be optimal.
The arguments based on these objections are boiling down to people basing their decisions on the game's mechanics around crappy rolls on gear. It certainly isn't accurate when discussing higher level gear and it definitely isn't true that melee weapon *holding* casters are breaking diablo lore (neither RPG lore).
Crappy rolls? Seriously? 200 hours into the game and I've never gotten a DPS weapon that is what I really need. Give me a break, you're being disingenuous with your arguments. Of course if you have tens or hundreds of millions of gold to spend, you can specifically tailor the very few pieces of gear that have skill specific bonuses and min/max your DPS. But it's incredibly hard to do and is nothing like D2 or D1's system that was interesting and had random drops that benefited your skills. That wand you linked really isn't all that good even compared to rare 1H swords, etc.